ATLANTA, December 1, 2006 – Delta Air Lines today announced the re-launch of its SkyMiles Cruises program, offering SkyMiles members more cruising options than ever before. Delta has partnered with CruisesOnly to allow members to earn up to 10,000 miles when booking a cruise online at SkyMilesCruises.com or by calling 1-800-820-3244. Customers can choose from a variety of cruise vacations from the world’s most renowned fleets, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International and Windstar Cruises.
“The SkyMiles Cruises program allows our frequent fliers to relax onboard the finest cruise ships and explore the world by sea, all while earning miles” said Jeff Robertson, managing director of the SkyMiles program. “Customers can fly Delta to key cruise ports around the world and then enjoy much needed, luxurious vacations.”
With the SkyMiles Cruises program, members will earn:
- 1,500 miles when they book a one- to five-night cruise
- 3,000 miles when they book a six- to eight-night cruise
- 5,000 miles when they book a nine- to 12-night cruise
- 10,000 miles when they book a cruise lasting more than 13 nights
And SkyMiles Cruises “Best Price Guarantee” means that customers will enjoy the lowest possible rates when booking their vacations.1 As an added bonus, all balcony and suite bookings made between December 1st, 2006 and January 31st 2007 will be awarded double miles – that’s up to 20,000 SkyMiles! 2
“We are the world’s largest cruise retailer, and we look forward to providing ideal cruise vacations along with SkyMiles benefits to SkyMiles members.” said Jeff Tolkin, chairman and co-CEO of World Travel Holdings, parent company of CruisesOnly. “Our experts are here to help SkyMiles members choose from our full range of cruises to the world’s most exotic destinations,” Tolkin added.
The award-winning Delta SkyMiles program offers members multiple mileage-earning opportunities when flying Delta, Delta Shuttle®, the Delta Connection® carriers, Delta AirElite® and other SkyTeam® airlines. Additional mileage-building opportunities are offered through more than 100 partners such as the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, SkyMilesShopping.com, participating hotels, car rental companies, telecommunication services, restaurants, retailers and more. Delta led the airline industry by redeeming 3.3 million Award Tickets in 2005 and more than 9 million Award Tickets over the last three years. Now in its 25th year, the SkyMiles program received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 2006 Freddie Awards in recognition of its many contributions to the airline loyalty industry.
Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 291 destinations in 46 countries. With more than 50 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is America’s fastest growing international airline and is the world’s leading carrier between the United States and destinations across Europe, India and Israel with flights to 29 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 400 weekly flights to 48 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 450 worldwide destinations in 92 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
Terms and Conditions
1 Best Price Guarantee: a) If a member finds a lower cruise price on another Web site within 48 hours of booking through SkyMiles Cruises, the member may contact the customer service department with booking details for review and refund; b) the Best Price Guarantee only applies to rates available to the general public and not to consolidator, group, membership club, incentive, interline, meeting or convention rates unavailable to the general public; c) the Best Price Guarantee shall only apply to the cost of the cruise, including port charges; d) in order for the member to qualify for a refund the following conditions must be met: (i) member must have purchased the cruise through SkyMiles Cruises; (ii) the lower rate must be for the same cruise; (iii) member must meet all requirements for the lower advertised rate; (iv) member must contact the customer service department with 48 hours of the cruise purchase to claim a refund; (v) the lower rate must be available for booking at the time of the claim pursuant to the Best Price Guarantee; (e) approved requests for refunds pursuant to the Best Price Guarantee shall receive a credit to the card used for the original booking within 7-10 business days of customer service representative confirmation.
2 Up to 10,000 cruise base miles determined by number of nights of cruise travel. Up to 10,000 bonus miles are available for balcony staterooms or higher booked and are determined by number of nights of cruise travel. Book between 12/1/06 to 1/31/07 for travel anytime in 2007.
All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide. Taxes and fees for award travel are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Award travel seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Delta, SkyMiles, and the Delta logo are registered service marks of Delta Corporate Identity, Inc. Partner offers subject to the terms and conditions of each individual offer. Partners subject to change. Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply.